Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. Specialising in culture and the arts, he is best known for presenting the flagship BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row between 1998 and 2014. He is also a Guardian columnist, and presents Mark Lawson Talks To… on BBC Four. He has written several books, the most recent of which is his novel The Deaths.

The 3rd Woman

The 3rd Woman is a high-concept thriller set in a world in which the USA bows to the People’s Republic of China, corruption is rife and the government dictates what the ‘truth’ is. Jonathan Freedland explores the genesis of his fiction about an individual’s quest for justice with broadcaster and journalist Mark Lawson, whose own recent novel is The Deaths.

The Allegations
Derived from his personal experiences at the BBC, Mark Lawson’s new novel is a page-turning satire on the aftershocks of damning allegations. Penetrating, savage and often very funny, The Allegations portrays two academics who confront disgrace and disintegration arising from the accusations of colleagues, students and ex-lovers. Mark Lawson captures a contemporary culture in which allegations are easily made and reputations casually destroyed. He is in conversation with journalist J...
The Wild West: Boom or Bust?
The arrival of President Trump and the threat of Europe’s so-called alt-right are already having far-reaching implications around the world. Our panel of experts assess whether Trump’s America will be a gun-slinging new version of The Wild West – a ‘boom or bust’ era – and analyse the likely consequences of US foreign policy for the rest of us. Join us as we reflect on the West’s future. Writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson leads the debate with ...
Tom Bower on Jeremy Corbyn

Acclaimed investigative journalist and bestselling biographer Tom Bower, author of 24 books including the lives of Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Tony Blair and Prince Charles, has penetrated the shadows and myths about Jeremy Corbyn to produce, for the first time, the unvarnished truth.